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Inscription

reverse, in green pen: Painted by my father John Frederick Peto. / Helen Peto Smiley; reverse, in black pen: Blossom Smiley Bejarano 2

Provenance

(Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York).[1] Paul Mellon [1907-1999], Upperville, Virginia; bequest 1999 to NGA, with life interest to his wife, Rachel Lambert Mellon [1910-2014].

Exhibition History
1950
Possibly John F. Peto, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton; The Brooklyn Museum; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1950, no. 29, as Carpet Bag, Hat and Umbrella.